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The pandemic has caused a resurgence of gadgets

NEWS – While those of us here at The Gadgeteer are constantly checking out various gadgets, it seems a large part of the world had been falling prey to the “let the smartphone do it” syndrome. At least it was, before the recent global pandemic and resulting quarantine brought back uses for small, single-purpose items. …

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The New iPhone 12 cases by Smartish add more smarts to your smartphone

NEWS – When I think about my first smartphone from years ago and compare it to today’s smartphones, I am always so amazed at how far technology has advanced. The smartphones of today are lighter, thinner, and so much smarter. Each time I get a new phone, it is so much more capable than the …

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Saddleback Leather introduces a big, beautiful leather cover for your big, beautiful notebook

NEWS – Saddleback Leather keeps the new goodies coming faster than I can keep up with them! We’ve seen new style big and small backpacks, a new briefcase, and even a phone stand in recent weeks. The latest addition is in the small carry category, specifically a large version of their leather notebook covers . …

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An AppleTV Remote is now built into iOS14

NEWS – Previously I had written about an app that Apple had released that allowed users to control their AppleTV from their iPhones.  Apple recently removed that app from their App Store, because they have built it into iOS14.  To find the remote, swipe up to display the Control Center.  Look down near the bottom …

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The Bento Bag by Rickshaw Bagworks: your essential EDC, personalized

NEWS – Sometimes you just don’t need a big ol’ bag for all of your stuff. That’s where the Bento Bag from Rickshaw Bagworks comes in. This tight little design is all about maximizing the space for your EDC with modular compartmentalization. If you’re an artist, a carry minimalist, or you just carry more stuff …

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Outward Hound dog toy isn’t “invincible” but it’s pretty good

NEWS – Every other month, I get a rather unusual item in my Amazon Subscribe and Save bundle: A fuzzy, squeaky duck. This dog toy for $3.75 is sold by Outward Hound under the brand name “Invincibles.” And that’s a bit of an overstatement. My two pups have proved over and over that these toys …

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Solve a first world problem with Burrito Pop

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Imagine this horror scenario – you’re out and about and spot a trendy food truck.  They offer tasty burritos, but…how will you keep it warm on the way back to the office?  Even more importantly, how will you eat it without dropping any of that burrito goodness on your clothes, desk, car, …

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Peak Design launches a new Mobile mount ecosystem – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Peak Design products are well known here at the Gadgeteer. We’ve reviewed no fewer than 6 of their bags over years and have admired their style and ingenuity. Today they have launched a brand new collection of mounting gear that they call Mobile. What is it? The new Mobile ecosystem starts with …

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Pad&Post – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – I’m always on the lookout for a product with a simple, clean style that has a unique method of operation and unique function.  Brian Conte’s latest Kickstarter campaign, Pad&Post, checks all these boxes for me (pun very much intended). What is it? Pad&Post is a magnetic pen and notepad system that provides …

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FOCX Wallet | The Completed Series – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – There are so many cool and useful new wallets appearing on the market all the time, it’s impossible to keep track of them all.  I recently stumbled upon the FOCX Wallet | The Completed Series Kickstarter campaign and it appeared to be one that would be worth sharing. What is it? The …

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Calling all adventurers! Customize your character miniatures at Hero Forge… and now you can add color!

NEWS – This one is for my fellow role playing game aficionados out there (I’m a Dungeons and Dragons guy myself). You may already know about how you can use Hero Forge to create completely custom miniatures that they’ll print for you in a variety of materials. But they recently upgraded their service, and now …

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